Monday, 27 July 2015

Starting a small business - course

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Worker’s Name: Kate Maclean

Organisation/Service/Project: Canterbury City Community Centre 

Telephone/Email: 9750-9344-

Initiative/Project: Starting a Small Business 

  • Employment/Workshops:

Interested in Starting up a Small Business??
This short course will put participants on the path to start a small business. It will build their:
·         confidence to plan and start a business
·          help them acquire useful information and skills while preparing students for further training.

This short course will also provide student support services such as; learning and business pathway planning, English language, literacy and numeracy support,
community market experience and networking opportunities.

Please see attached flyer for more information and eligibility.

Monday, 3 August, 10:00a.m.

If you would like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact the worker above.

Skillmax - course update

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Worker’s Name: Amy Ferguson

Organisation/Service/Project: University of Western Sydney
Telephone/Email: - 9852 4110

Initiative/Project: SKILLMAX COURSES –

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:

Dear Colleagues
UWSCollege still has places left in the Skillmax Jobseekers Course running at Westmead campus beginning 3rd August. This course is free for eligible Skilled Migrants. Below is some more information about the course and eligibility criteria. I would be grateful if you could circulate this information throughout your networks or promote the information to your clients.

Skillmax – A job-seekers course for skilled migrants

Course 1
Commencing :                  Monday 3rd August 2015
Days and times:                Every MondayTuesday and Wednesday, 9:30am – 3:00pm
Concluding:                       Wednesday 3rd September 2015
Location:                           WESTMEAD – Building J, 158 Hawkesbury Road, Westmead.

As per our previous courses, 2015 Skillmax courses will help students to develop job search strategies for the Australian employment market.

Course outline 
·        Developing a greater awareness of workplace culture and trends in the Australian labour market
·        Finding your fit in your field of expertise
·        Developing a career portfolio including your résumé and cover letter
·        Strategies to identify employment opportunities
·        Preparing for the job interview
·        Career management skills
·        Marketing yourself effectively

The eligibility requirements for this course are detailed below and on the attached flyer:
Candidates must
·         Be a permanent Australian resident
·         Have overseas qualifications
·         Be seeking work in their field of expertise
·         Have an IELTS score of 6.5 or higher

Friday, 17 July 2015

Let's talk English - Conversation Classes

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Organisation/Service/Project: BCC

Telephone/Email: 9707 - 9730

Initiative/Project: Let’s Talk English

  • English classes/conversation group:
English Conversation Classes
Beginner:    Wednesdays 10 – 11.30 am.
 22 July – 9 September 2015.
Intermediate:  Thursdays 1 – 2.30 pm.                                                
23 July – 10 September 2015.
Community Room 2, Level 2
Bankstown Library and
Knowledge Centre
80 Rickard Road

For enquiries please call (02) 9707 9730

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

SKILLME - Job seeking workshops

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Worker’s Name: April Pan

Organisation/Service/Project: MetroAssist
Telephone/Email: 9789-3744 -

Initiative/Project: SKILLME

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:

 Are you a migrant or refugee currently looking for work?
Do you want to improve your job seeking skill?

Then come along to our friendly discussions and gain insight and support from our presenters and participants!

Session one:
When: Thu 16 Jul 2015, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Lv 2, 59 – 63 Evaline St, Campsie (Metro Assist office)

Topic: Writing Resume and Job Applications

Session two:
When: Thu 23 Jul 2015, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Where: Lv 2, 59 – 63 Evaline St, Campsie (Metro Assist office)

Topic: Job Interview Skills

To sign up for the session, please send your resume to April Pan at

For more information phone (02) 9789 3744

Monday, 6 July 2015

English Classes and Step into Work Program

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Worker’s Name: Wendi Etherington

Organisation/Service/Project: Lakemba/Wiley Park School as Community Centre (SaCC) in partnership with The Benevolent Society.

Telephone/Email: 9759 4061


  • English classes: Navitas is starting a FREE English Outreach class in Wiley Park on Friday 24th July. Childcare will be provided. Please contact Wendi if interested on 9759 4061.

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:
Step Into Work Program: This six week course is for women who would like to find meaningful paid work. The course is led by professional volunteers with expertise in recruitment, training and human resources as well as stress management.
Participants will be helped to set goals; develop a professional resume, write an application letter and practice interview questions.
Starts Wednesday 29th July 10.00-12.30. Childcare available.
Please contact Wendi on 9759 4061 as an interview is required before admission to the group.

Friday, 3 July 2015

Free Employment Workshop - Ashfield

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Worker’s Name: Tony Tonous

Organisation/Service/Project: Metro Assist

Telephone/Email: 9798 1701 -

  • Employment/Job Seeking Training/Workshops:


 When: Tuesday 28th of July 2015
Where: 260 Liverpool Road - Ground Floor Meeting Room 1 – Ashfield Civic Centre
Time: 10am to 12pm

Free Morning Tea

·       Resume
·       Cover letter development,
·       Guidance when facing challenges in securing employment e.g no local experience, costly to have overseas skills recognised,
·       Overcoming inequality due to cultural differences & background,
·       General Job Etiquette & Dress,
·       Volunteering and Furthering Education

To register for this workshop please contact community hub on 9798 1701 or email